Football Painting Joe Montana "Too Tall" Jones famous "The Catch" play of the SF 49ers
49er's painting of mine hangs in Levi's Stadium depicts one of the most
memorable events in NFL history - the
January 10, 1982, NFC Championship Game between the Dallas
Cowboys and San Francisco
The story behind the painting. The Cowboys defensive end Ed "Too Tall" chases a backpedaling Joe Montana toward the sideline, and seems certain to either send him out of bounds or sack him. But at the last moment, and after pump-faking to get 6-foot 9-inch "Too Tall" Jones to jump, Montana throw a high pass to the back of the end of the end zone to Dwight Clark for the wining touchdown.
said that "Too Tall" Jones knocked him to the ground so he didn't see
Dwight Clark make the catch. "Too
Tall" Jones reacted to the play by saying to Montana
"You just beat America's
said to Jones, "Well, you can sit at home with the rest of America and
watch the Super Bowl."
The 5 foot by 6 foot painting, acrylic on canvas hangs in one of the hallways of the new e49er's Levi's stadium in Santa Clara, Ca. One an earlier post you can see it photographed on the stadium's large video screen.